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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 6.8% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Virginia 2.9% +0.1 -0.3
Charlottesville 2.7% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 7,478. There are now 4,194 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,042 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 242. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 3,284 +147 -243

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.9%
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.7% 3,284
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 2.6% 3,137
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.5% 3,087
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 3,158
October
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.5% 3,119
September
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.5% 3,042
August
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.6% 3,150
July
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.5% 3,096
June
2018
4.0% 3.0% 2.7% 3,364
May
2018
3.8% 3.0% 2.7% 3,289
April
2018
3.9% 3.1% 2.9% 3,557

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.